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Google Street View Goes To NASA's Kennedy Space Center
2012-08-03 04:54:26

[ Watch the Video: Google Maps in Partnership with NASA ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google and NASA are combining forces to give Internet users the opportunity to peek inside the space agency's Kennedy Space Center. The Internet giant's Street View service is allowing fans to see some behind-the-scene panoramic views of the space center, including a look at the space shuttles in the final months of their decommissioning. The Street View tour takes...

Google Earth 3D Now Available For Apple Devices
2012-07-29 07:56:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Android users no longer have exclusive access to Google Earth's 3D imagery on the go, as the feature was unveiled this week for select Apple iOS-powered devices, according to Deborah Netburn of the Los Angeles Times. According to Netburn, anyone who owns an iPad 2, an iPhone 4S, an iPod Touch 4, or a more recent device will now have the ability to take virtual tours of detailed three-dimensional landscapes -- a feature that those...

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2012-07-11 11:17:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fresh off a record-setting $22.5 million fine from the American FTC, Google now has to wait until September before hearing their fate from a European regulator. Though France´s Commission Nationale de l'Informatique (or CNIL) had originally expected to have made a decision about Google´s privacy policies in June, the data protection watchdog group now says they´ll have to wait until the fall. Google had taken a new...

Just When You Thought It Was Safe...
2012-06-20 06:58:02

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Steve Jobs may or may not have once declared “thermonuclear” war on Google´s Android. Now, it seems the two California companies have found themselves in a brand new kind of battle. The two smartphone makers are accustomed to duking it out over marketshare and units sold. How they got into the almost yawn-worthy battle of Mapping could be less interesting than the battle itself, if that´s even possible. So, while Apple has left Google...

Google Beats Apple To The Punch With 3D Maps
2012-06-07 07:13:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Rumors about Apple´s very own mapping service have been strong for quite some time now, and while most analysts and professional watchers expect them to make an announcement to this end next week at WWDC, Google may have already beat them to the punch. After all, nothing says, “Apple is leaving Google to start their own mapping service for their millions and millions of handheld devices” like a special Google Maps press event held just a...

2012-06-01 23:00:52

Lizard Labs, developer of professional system utilities and software for Microsoft Windows, offers individuals the ability to enhance their map views around the world. Ultimate Maps Downloader, the street maps software developed by Lizard Labs, compiles maps and street views from reputable sources for an enhance map image. The latest version 2.6.5 has just been released and it has some significant improvements. (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 New version 2.6.5 of Utmate Maps Downloader, the street...

2012-05-29 23:00:43

Study Breaks, one of the leading college media entertainment companies, offers businesses a step-by-step guide for how to get on Google Places and get found online. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 Google populates listings from sources such as Yellow Pages, Superpages etc. Most of the time these places are unverified, and for one order to edit their business information, they must claim it first. If an owner hasn´t claimed their business on Google Places yet, they should do so today...

Google Street View Inquiries To Be Reopened In Europe
2012-05-03 09:37:03

The heat over Google´s Street View service may be turned down in the US, but European privacy regulators are considering reopening inquiries into the company´s wifi sniffing and private data collection. The story that this was the error of a single programmer isn´t sitting well with European officials, reports Kevin J. Obrien of the New York Times. Jacob Kohnstamm, a Dutch regulator who is the chairman of the top European privacy panel feels Google mislead regulators in the...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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